Fitchburg State University Signs Energy Efficiency Contract with ADI Energy

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. – ADI Energy, an energy services provider, executed an $8.6 million energy services agreement with Fitchburg State University and the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance aimed at reducing the campus energy consumption. This project will be financed over a 20-year term and will provide a $9 million savings to the Commonwealth of MA. This project is designed to improve the learning environment for the students by installing new lighting fixtures, new classroom unit ventilators, better air conditioning filtering systems and building weatherization.

Overall, this project will greatly increase the lifespan of the campus infrastructure. The scope of work will include the installation of a 400-ton electric chiller plant, upgrade and conversion of Central Plant boilers from oil to natural gas, installation of a campus-wide building automation system that will control virtually every piece of mechanical equipment on campus. This project schedule is fast-tracked to ensure the timely installation of the new chiller plant for next spring and includes the emptying and cleaning of 40,000-gallon underground oil storage tanks as part of the Boiler Plant renovation.

Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master’s degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.

Founded in 2002, ADI Energy is an energy infrastructure company focused on delivering energy efficient and sustainable services to its clients with flexibility, transparency and accountability as our guiding principles.  ADI brings to its customers a staff that has years of experience in both renewable energy and conservation initiatives. ADI delivers value based contracting approaches such as energy contracting, demand response, power purchase agreements, commodity procurement management and energy infrastructure renewal and optimization. Headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, ADI has successfully delivered millions in integrated energy solutions to both the public and private sectors throughout the Americas.  For more information, visit www.adienergy.com 

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